This is an old ice box that was in
almost un-repairable shape – I did this for an
old friend about 10 yrs ago in Huntsville Alabama –
One piece I’m really proud of - took me about
6 – 8 wks
Dining room chairs before restoration
Dining room chair restoration in process
Restoration of Dining room chair
backs. I made all the new backs on an overhead router
and then glued the chairs back together and refinished.
It was a big job - took about 8 wks in all - but came
Dining room chairs restoration and refinishing after
FURNITURE RESTORATION -
Antique furniture restoration not only requires fine craftsmanship
but it also requires an understanding of how far you can
go in the restoration process to maintain the piece's antique
classification. At Colonial Craftsman, our experience and
attention to detail insures that your piece maintains its
antique classification as well as displays its full potential
in your home.
Furniture restoration can be quite difficult depending
on the age, condition, wood type as well as the amount of
intricate detailing on the piece. However, having said that
these antiques can be magnificant if restored correctly.
I've had customers almost come to tears when they saw their
Grandma's old piece restored to it's original beauty. It's
something they can cherish for the rest of their lives as
well as pass on to their children and their children's children.
How can you put a price on that?
So if you are wondering if it's worth it to have that tattered
old antique restored, think about 1) the rarity of such
a piece restored to it's original beauty, 2) the memories
it holds for you and 3) the ability to share it's beauty
and memories with future generations.
Below are pieces done over the years I found after looking
thru piles of pics –
3 pics of an old church pew –it
sat on the customers (parents) front porch for years
before it basically fell apart - before (in pieces)
and after I restored it and refinished it